Seven-year-old boy tops list of YouTube's highest earners

Highest-Paid YouTube Star Is 7 Years Old

Highest-Paid YouTube Star Is 7 Years Old

A 7-year-old who reviews toys is 2018's highest-paid YouTuber, raking in United States $22 million ($ 30,046,600) this past financial year, according to Forbes.

An eight-year-old American boy who reviews children's toys online has been named as the world's highest earning YouTube creator.

Ryan has clout. He boasts 17.3 million followers and has collected more than 25 billion views since his family launched his primary channel in March 2015, Forbes noted.

Forbes is reporting that Ryan ToysReview, a household run YouTube channel, made $22 million (155 crores) pre-tax between June 2017-2018.

The Daily Mail reports that Ryan's videos have become so successful that he now even has his own line of toys.

According to the BBC, Ryan posts videos nearly every day and one he posted on Sunday, promoting Lightning McQueen Giant Egg Surprise with Disney Cars Toys for kids has already attracted nearly 600,000 views on YouTube.

It's understood almost all of the mini-millionaire's money came from pre-roll advertising, with Forbes explaining "when views go up, so do these automated ad dollars". As the name suggests, it is a channel to review toys.

The estimate by the Forbes found that Ryan pipped Jake Paul by $500,000 for the 12 months to June.

He surpassed a number of well-known YouTubers on this year's list, beating 21-year-old actor and YouTube personality Jake Paul.

"Because I'm entertaining and I'm amusing", he told NBC's Jo Ling Kent. This video has garnered 935 million views, and the channel has a combined 26 billion views, according to Forbes.

The pint-sized mogul, who now has his own range of toys at USA store Walmart, has doubled his earnings in last the 12 months to June. Makeup artist Jeffree Star, who earned $18 million over the one-year period analyzed, was fifth on the list.

Logan Paul - once one of the platform's biggest earners - has taken a bit of a hit to his funds after YouTube docked his ad revenue and brands dropped him as a partner after he uploaded footage of a seemingly dead body in a Japanese suicide forest this January.

The five-man sports crew behind Dude Perfect rounded out the top three, coming in at US$20 million.

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